Definition of Columbus Day

1. Noun. A legal holiday commemorating the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.

Exact synonyms: Discovery Day, October 12
Generic synonyms: Legal Holiday, National Holiday, Public Holiday
Group relationships: Oct, October



Definition of Columbus Day

1. Proper noun. A US national holiday celebrated on the second Monday in October, for Christopher Columbus' discovery. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Columbus Day

Columba
Columba fasciata
Columba livia
Columba palumbus
Columbia
Columbia-Wenatchi
Columbia Mental Maturity Scale
Columbia River
Columbia University
Columbia tiger lily
Columbian
Columbians
Columbidae
Columbiformes
Columbus
Columbus Day (current term)
Columbusing
Colutea
Colutea arborescens
Colymbiformes
Com.
Coma Berenices
Comanche
Comanchero
Comancheros
Comanches
Comandra
Comandra pallida
Comatula
Comatulas

Literary usage of Columbus Day

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Tribune Almanac and Political Register by Horace Greeley (1914)
"Labor Day, Oct. 12 (Columbus Day) Thanksgiving and Dec. 25. ... 22, May 80 (Memorial Day), Labor Day (first Monday in September) and Oct. 12 (Columbus Day). ..."

2. Journal of Proceedings, and Addresses by National Educational Association (U.S.) (1895)
"The Committee on the Public School Celebration of Columbus Day, ... Your committee, appointed one year ago to promote the celebration of Columbus Day, ..."

3. The Knights of Columbus in Peace and War by Maurice Francis Egan, John James Bright Kennedy (1920)
"After Maryland came Rhode Island, Governor Aram J. Pothier signing the Columbus Day bill in 1910. Early in 1911 both branches of the Delaware Legislature ..."

4. Public School Methods (1921)
"The Origin and Meaning of Columbus Day (To be given by three pupils.) First pupil — On the twelfth of October, in the year 1492, three small ships flying ..."

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